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Poster: yokosduo Date: Jan 22, 2011 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: "What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?" Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

Lesh 09/07/95: Dan Healy was our soundman up until a couple years ago.

From the body of text, Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 posting of Cliff Hucker.

The word on the street was something to the effect of Healy exchanging soundboard feeds for blow. Based on the day-to-day happenings of their scene, this seems a little underwhelming of an explanation.

What exactly was the reason the Dead parted ways with their long-term friend and contributor of their concert sound experience? There has to be a larger cause in effect here!

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Dec 10, 2010 2:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?' Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

There was an audio interview floating around a few weeks ago. Healy talks about his leaving the Grateful Dead. I dunno if it was here, lossless legs or someplace else...

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 10, 2010 7:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?' Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

The way I heard it was he was not giving full audio power feeds to the warm up acts . Sting in particular complained and Lesh himself was freaked. In the old days the opening bands never had all the benifits of the top
billers PA wise. By itself you would think this would not be enough to can a vetted crew member so maybe there's more to the story.

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Poster: PlanetaryTones Date: Jan 23, 2011 12:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?' Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

Yeah, I remember reading in one of the dead books that Healy wasn't a big fan of Weirs- as a result Weir's guitar is low, if not completely inaudible on a lot of SBDs

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 11, 2010 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?' Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

My understanding was that he kept messing with Bobby's mix especially his vocals. Bobby got pissed, the band warned him but he would just never let it go. Eventually there had to be a parting. I'm sure some of the other things also played their part.

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jan 22, 2011 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?' Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

Yea the story I heard of course through many layers was that he was messing with Bobby's mix, the guitar levels being very low in the overall sound... Bobby gathered samples together and confronted the band and him and he was gone...

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jan 23, 2011 12:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'What Exactly Happened Between Healy and The Dead?' Cliff Huckers Insightful Lesh/Weir Interview 09/07/95 Posting

Don't forget those chipmunk vocals in the Other One. It was funny in the beginning, but I'll bet that Weir got tired of sounding Alvin on the tapes...